In recent years, some of the most successful films at the box office have been adaptations from popular novels. This event will explore how this adaptation process occurs. How does a book get optioned for screen? Do you need an agent and how do you approach one? What do agents do and how do they find books to bring to the screen?’s Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin will quiz industry insiders Camilla Young and Conor Barry to find the answers to these questions.

Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin is a publishing consultant and literary scout, founder of The Inkwell Group and, Vice Chair of Irish PEN and the Irish adviser to the Alliance of Independent Authors. Having worked in the actors department of Independent Talent for over two years, Camilla Young joined Curtis Brown in 2010 and since then has worked with Nick Martson, representing an amazing list of both new and established writing and directing talent across television, film and theatre.

Conor Barry, founder of SP Films with Brendan Muldowney, has produced a number of award-winning features, documentaries and short films. His most recent production, Love Eternal, which screens at this year’s festival, is an adaptation of Kei Oishi’s novel In Love with the Dead.

This event is held in association with Dublin City of Literature and the national online writing magazine,

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